Going Green for Beauty with Secret Garden and Joanna Vargas

June 25th, 2014

Secret Garden Eco Salon and Spa and Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary have a green holistic approach to wellness for the environment and the body.   Vivian Pisano and Joanna Vargas are two respected visionaries in the spa industry who nurture the health of skin naturally.  Both sophisticates believe in promoting beauty from within that inevitably radiates throughout for a noticeably youthful appearance.   In addition, their natural protective skincare therapies guard against the early signs of aging.  Given this fact, it’s no surprise that you can now find the complete Joanna Vargas face care collection at the first environmentally conscious spa on Staten Island.

Clients can now pamper themselves at home with the Joanna Vargas vitamin C face wash, daily serum, rejuvenating serum and daily hydrating cream for purchase at the eco spa.  After a supreme Secret Garden facial, these high performance face care products are guaranteed to cleanse, replenish nutrients, and prevent fine lines and wrinkles when applied as part of a daily skincare regime.

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What exclusive services does the Secret Garden provide?

A broad array of treatments available at the Secret Garden is sure to please even the most finicky clients.  Deluxe options range from facials to body wraps using the finest botanical ingredients from renowned natural skincare brands.  Regardless of gender or skin type there is a treatment that will relax towards complete revitalization and radiance.

The Trinity Facial is touted as a ‘holistic spa experience’ that delivers a glowing exuberant visage by the finish.   According to Vivian Pisano she ‘created this facial based on celebrity esthetician, Joanna Vargas’ skin-care approach using her antioxidant-spiked, organic products. This facial uses three unique steps to re-shape your face with Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent and the use of medical grade oxygen as a delivery mechanism for active ingredients in to the skin.’

Intriguing facials include the Elemental Garden and Outer Peace treatments that are customized to penetrate the dermal surface to remove impurities, inhibit acne and hydrate for a flawless complexion.  Choose from LED, oxygen and organic diamond microdermabrasion therapies to boost collagen production, repair and exfoliate skin for a fresh ageless look.

How the Secret Garden went green for beauty…

With entrepreneurial gusto and a determination to live a toxic free lifestyle prompted by the birth of her son in 2006, Vivian embarked on creating her green business.  Building this elegant spa was a radical endeavor in the time and place she chose.  Since opening, Secret Garden has impressively secured wind-powered electricity, chosen paperless marketing strategies, and uses environmentally safe products.   The brands that the Ms. Pisano has selected for all the services provided are strictly eco-friendly and proven in their effectiveness as well.  For savvy clientele who have grasped the importance of protecting the environment as well as their health, this spa is truly a local gem full of rewards.


Deanna Lane has a BFA from Pratt Institute and a Masters degree in cultural anthropology from New Mexico State University–now writing health and wellness articles for Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary in NYC.  Otherwise-trekking the national museum scene…